VLA DANCE is a Black-owned Contemporary Dance company that is at the forefront of ethical arts organizations. Led by Victoria Lynn Awkward and based out of Roxbury's Hibernian Hall and Boston Center for the Arts, we value dance that moves us towards freedom, justice and sustainable life for people of all identities. 


Our values can be seen via our annual programming in performance, education and community advocacy. Your sponsorship support creates sustainability for VLA DANCE. We have outlined the most impactful donation amounts below, but donations of any size are greatly appreciated.

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  • Annual evening length show highlighting dance and presenting calls to action

  • Through Our Eyes, a documentary highlighting BIPOC artists, produced in partnership with local broadcasting organizations

Community Advocacy

  • POLLEN | The VLA Journal, a publication documenting concrete pathways to a more just society in partnership with New England Universities

  • VLA DANCE Courses, classes in subjects like U.S. Politics, Arts Administration and Boston History for New England artists to learn about the policies we interact with everyday


  • Summer Programming for youth and adults in dance and fitness courses

  • Weekly Open Classes for professional dancers and adults of all dance experiences

  • Week-long residencies commissioned by colleges and middle/high school

 Many Avenues to Support 

CLICK ON the images below to make a donation via PayPal. If you'd like to further discuss your patnership or prefer to make a tax-deductible donation please contact our director Victoria, at victoria@vladance.com